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Fox-Searchlights Offers to Pick Up BYU Student's Film

Fox-Searchlights Offers to Pick Up BYU Student's Film

Posted - Jan. 19, 2004 at 3:46 p.m.



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(KSL News)--The first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival proved to be a huge success for some local film makers.

Fox-Searchlights has offered to pick up the film Napoleon Dynamite for $3 million.

The teen-geek tale, was directed by Jared Hess, a Draper resident. And Tim Skouson, a recent BYU film graduate, also helped produce and shoot much of the film.

Napoleon Dynamite was in the dramatic competition. It follows the trials and triumphs of a high-shool dork with bushy red hair.

The movie runs through Sunday.

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